Toshiba announces new photovoltaic-output photocoupler
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Toshiba announces new photovoltaic-output photocoupler

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (“Toshiba”) has launched a new photovoltaic-output photocoupler (“photovoltaic coupler”) housed in a thin SO6L package measuring just 3.84mm × 10mm × 2.1mm, suitable for driving the gates of high-voltage power MOSFETs used to develop a...

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Remote Solution Chooses Nowi as Partner to Develop Solar-powered Remote Controls
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Remote Solution Chooses Nowi as Partner to Develop Solar-powered Remote Controls

Remote Solution is partnering with Nowi to develop eco-friendly, solar-powered TV remote controls. The objective of this collaboration is to bring sustainable solutions to market, using Remote Solution’s expertise in designing and manufacturing world-class remote controls and...

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E-PEAS New Buck-Boost ICs enables Highly Efficient Energy Harvesting from Solar & Vibrational Sources
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E-PEAS New Buck-Boost ICs enables Highly Efficient Energy Harvesting from Solar & Vibrational Sources

Expanding its portfolio of advanced power management ICs (PMICs) for energy harvesting applications, e-peas has announced two new devices capable of further pushing the performance envelope. The RF AEM30330, Vibration AEM30330 and solar AEM10330 PMICs both utilize a buck-boost...

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Active Rectifier Controller with Reverse Protection for Battery and Solar cell
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Active Rectifier Controller with Reverse Protection for Battery and Solar cell

This demonstration circuit is an active rectifier with reverse protection for batteries in automotive applications. The project is designed for 5A load current. Two clamping diodes, D1 and D2, are used on the board to protect the IC from overvoltage spikes at the input. The input supply...

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Photovoltaic Cell Battery Charger / Solar Cell Li-Ion Battery Trickle Charger with MPPC
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Photovoltaic Cell Battery Charger / Solar Cell Li-Ion Battery Trickle Charger with MPPC

This is a tiny module that allows users to charge small Li-ion batteries, CR2032 or equivalent, from a low power source such as a small photovoltaic cell. The project consists of the LTC3105 step-up DC-DC converter chip which features Maximum Power Point Control (MPPC) and 250mV...

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Calculate Size of Solar Panel, Battery Bank and Inverter (MS Excel Spreadsheet)
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Calculate Size of Solar Panel, Battery Bank and Inverter (MS Excel Spreadsheet)

Design of solar panel/battery bank and inverter using this Excel Sheet. This MS Excel spreadsheet calculates the following: Total Demand Load Size of Solar Panel Select Type of Connection of Solar Panel Select Rating of Each Solar Panel Energy from Solar Panel as...

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Energy harvesting PMIC available as samples
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Energy harvesting PMIC available as samples

Nowi BV (Delft, The Netherlands) has samples available of its NH2 energy harvesting power management IC (PMIC). The NH2D0245 comes in a QFN package measuring 3mm by 3mm. Including the external capacitor, it has an assembly footprint of just 3mm by 3.6mm. The NH2 is designed to extract...

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Scientists Develop Safer Lead-Based Perovskite Solar Cell Structure
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Scientists Develop Safer Lead-Based Perovskite Solar Cell Structure

Researchers at Northern Illinois University and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, reported in the journal Nature on a potential breakthrough in the development of hybrid perovskite solar cells. Considered rising stars...

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